Film of the Day: Cinderella (2018)

Lily James is Cinderella in this faithful and inventive adaptation. Photo: Disney

Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of the classic fairy tale in live action, for Disney, is just as magical and enrapturing as the original animation. Ella, played by Lily James, is forced to do miserable chores for her step siblings, which is why they call her ‘Cinder-ella’.

Suddenly, she finds herself in a situation where for one night, she has the opportunity to live the live she has always deserved and wanted. A charming prince, a fairy god-mother, and some fragile footwear makes hers a night to remember.


Cinderella – Thursday at 3.05pm on BBC One